Kick the new year off right. Try out the Jungle Club FOR FREE!
Professional Boxer James McGirt, Jr. is willing to train you one on one or in small groups. He will put you through the paces as only a professional athlete can do. Sign up today!
Running can be boring when you’re alone. And let’s face it, it can be hard to stay motivated if you’re alone and running. It’s so much easier to just not…
So join our running group! You’ll run 3 miles with a professional athlete and new friends.
Boxing is a tradition that everyone should learn at least a little of.
Professional boxer, James McGirt Jr. (27-3), teaches the class. He has boxing in his blood, his father is a two-time world champion. James has a passion for the sport and wants to give back and share his love with the people of the Treasure Coast. He had this to say, “Boxing is the best workout anyone can get. Some people don’t like to work out, but if you can make it fun, it’s always good. And punching something is even better!”
James will be teaching this class and he’s very good with kids.
Your kids will love to have fun with us on December 28. You deserve some to fun, yourself! So all parents you are welcome to drop off your kids for this event, RSVP today!
The Jungle Club, the leader in youth programming and helping Vero Beach families lose weight and get back in shape today announced they will provide corporate wellness programs for Vero Beach area businesses with customized programs designed to fit each individuals needs.
“Companies in a corporate wellness program have shown a 50 % reduction in job grievances, a 50% reduction in on-job accidents, and a 40% reduction in lost time,” said Katie Smith, President of The Jungle Club. “It’s a myth that only big companies see results. Our cost-benefit studies show that small businesses can and have achieved comparable results with as few as five employees actively engaged in our well managed corporate wellness programs.”
It is impossible to put a price tag on the value of good health, but to some degree it can be quantified by the toll that poor health takes on peoples work lives: lost wages, reduced productivity, time away from work and medical costs. Other consequences of illness, such as reduced functioning and decreased quality of life, are immeasurable, yet intuitively most understand their tremendous impact. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer are associated with long term lifestyle behaviors, such as physical inactivity, poor diet, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. As these lifestyle diseases ravage the American population, the economic burden is apparent. Individuals are paying more out of pocket for medical treatment and prescriptions than ever before. Employers are feeling the effect of sky rocketing health care costs and decreased productivity due to illness. In the United States, healthcare expenditures make up the highest percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) than any other country in the world.
According to Katie, “We currently have several Vero Beach businesses that participate in our Corporate Wellness Program. Not only do these companies and individuals receive the many financial and health related benefits, but it’s all done in fun, team oriented environment.”
Students of Coach Gerry Berkheimer of the Jungle Club collected pledges and played 12 hours of tennis on March 18, raising $1,000 to support The Hope for Families Center (HFC) Shelter Program.
“This is a win-win for our students,” explained Berkheimer. “The event gives the players a full day of tennis training, while giving back to the community. We chose to support HFC because it is an organization that helps people who are willing to make the effort to change their lives, create a better life for their children and become contributing members of the community.”
“The tennis marathon is an example of one of the resourceful ways that local businesses and clubs support our Shelter Program,” said Diana Grossi, HFC Executive Director.
Businesses or local organizations that would like to learn more about hosting an event to support HFC, can contact Lydia Lander at 772-567-5537 or llander@HFCvero.org.
The Hope for Families Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, basic necessities and specialized client services that stabilize families in crisis and provides parents with the opportunity to take that first step from financial instability and homelessness toward financial stability and permanent housing.
All of the children living at HFC are enrolled in school, child care or camps throughout school breaks.
Over the past 9 months, 78 families have completed the program and are now living independently in stable homes, thanks to the support of individual donors and grants from Grand Harbor Community Outreach, John’s Island Community Service League, John’s Island Foundation, United Way of Indian River County and Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation.
For information regarding campus tours, programs or donations, visit HFCvero.org or call 772 567-5537.
Originally Published in the Press Journal: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/2018/05/31/jungle-club-tennis-students-support-hope-families-emergency-shelter-program-homeless-families/662215002/